VIDEO – The PSG star scored three times against Peru on Tuesday night in Lima to become the second highest scorer in the history of the Brazilian selection.
Visiting Lima with the Seleçao (4-2 victory), Neymar scored his 62 Tuesday nighte, 63e and 64e goals in the auriverde jersey. Two penalties (28th and 83rd) and a fox goal (94th) which allow the star of Paris Saint-Germain to overtake Ronaldo in the ranking of the best scorers in the history of the Brazilian selection. R9, world champion with Brazil in 2002, stopped at 62 goals in 98 caps. Stronger than legends like Zico (48 goals) and Romario (55), Neymar is now 2e of this prestigious ranking. The former Barcelona is aiming for the absolute record held by Pelé. The three-time world champion (1958, 1962, 1970), voted best player of the twentieth century, had scored 77 goals for the Seleçao in 92 matches played between 1957 and 1971, with a magnificent ratio of 0.84 goals per game. Neymar displays less efficiency (0.62) but at only 28 years old, he can legitimately hope to score the 13 goals separating him from King Pelé. Or even exceed it.
Neymar equalizes (1-1)
The 3-2 penalty signed Neymar
Neymar makes the break in stoppage time